TRINITY RIVER BAND, “Better Than Blue,” Orange Blossom Records. 12 tracks.

Great review for Triniy River Band’s new album

Bluegrass Notes

Family bands have been part of the fabric of country and bluegrass music since the days of the Carter and Stoneman families in the 1920s.

In 2008, when Mike Harris got laid off from his job during the early months of the Great Recession, he decided to create Trinity River Band with his wife and kids.

They started out performing in churches near their Florida home.

After three years of that, Trinity River hit the road full time.

Sarah Harris, the 21-year-old daughter, plays mandolin and fronts the band today.

Mike Harris plays guitar. Lisa Harris, the mom, plays bass. Son Joshua plays resophonic guitar and banjo and daughter, Brianna, plays fiddle.

Everybody but Lisa takes a turn at singing lead.

The band describes its music as Americana, bluegrass and acoustic roots, but there’s also sort of a rock edge to the energy Trinity River Band brings…

View original post 123 more words